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photo of Captain Bender
End of Watch:   Wednesday, September 8, 1965

Captain Bender was struck by a vehicle as he manned a roadblock, on the 36th Street Causeway, to restrict traffic because of dangerous driving conditions in Miami Beach due to Hurricane Betsy. He had served the citizens of Florida, with the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary, for 6 years.

He began his career with FHPA in 1959 and was stationed in Miami. At the time of his death, he was 48

NOTE:  Some of this information has been provided with the permission of The Officer Down Memorial Page Website.   Also available on the ODMP, you may view or leave reflections about this officer.

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